Walkway

 

How do people refer to the narrow walkway between or along buildings?

Previous findings

There is no published literature on this particular case of lexical variation.

Our findings

Once again there isn’t much variation outside the North, with a predominance of alley/alleyway. Within the North, the other variants form a few clear patterns: ginnel around Greater Manchester (52%) and Leeds (68%), gennel around Sheffield (50%), and snicket around Bradford (79%) despite its close proximity to ginnel-favouring Leeds!